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help with which chicken breeds??!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by 00Tolley00, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. 00Tolley00

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    Last year I purchased 25 chicks from strombergs (Barred Rock, Golden laced Wyandotte, and speckled Sussex) and it cost me $87, I didn't look around much on other hatcheries big mistake!!! I received them march 12, 2014. Well I was taking great care of them and when I moved them out side I put them in a chain link dog kennel. not much will break through that. I was letting them out everyday like your suppose to, then I had a fox starting to kill a couple of them and then I locked them up for a while and we took care of that situation. later on that summer I bought about 11 more chicks (5 Marans, 4 Australorps,2 New Hampshire) I sold half of them at a local flee Market. then I bought some rhode island reds. great chicken. Then my dad said you have to many breeds. and your gonna be screwed. so I sold 4 breeds completely gone. I have three left.
    My question is, what chicken breed should I get that will lay quite a bit of eggs I can sell and that I can hatch off to sell as chicks???
    please help me!!!!

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  2. 00Tolley00

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    thank you didn't know I couldn't do that
     
  3. Michael OShay

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    I would suggest sticking with Australorps. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds, including all of those mentioned in your post), and Australorps are extremely hardy in both heat and cold, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard brown egg laying breeds. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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